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Aside – Data Visualisation

Posted by Preston on 2009-08-22

Referenced from undrln, there’s an article over at Business Week about some of the more innovative techniques being used in data visualisation. Data visualisation to me represents a fantastic merger between raw IT data mining and art/creativity. It’s about coming up with techniques that convey large amounts of information in a glance. As may be inferred by my previous article, I don’t think that cloud computing is the next big thing; instead, I think information search and data presentation/visualistion are going to go through a very large spike in importance. The more we store, the more we need to be able to search, and the more we need to be able to see. This is evidenced, even at a personal computing level, by the number of utilities out there that allow users to visualise space utilisation on their systems. (For instance, I make regular use of Grand Perspective, a utility for the Mac. It may not necessarily look like much, but with its intuitive breakdown by location and clumping of used space, it allows me any time I run it to quickly see what’s using space on my local storage.)

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One Response to “Aside – Data Visualisation”

  1. […] ILM; in the end, it doesn’t matter how much data we can store if we can’t find it. Like data visualisation, data indexing is just going to continue to grow and become more and more […]

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